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11 Places to Fall in Love With Everything Old And Artsy

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Love to explore the old musty relics and monuments? Here is a list of stunning old temples that display the most beautiful architectural workmanship. 

1. Bhubaneswar

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Temple | Architecture | Safari | Beach

HolidayIQ Reviewer CoolFire Matthews shares, “It is one of the best tourist places in India. It contains over a hundred ancient temples which are the greatest architectural wonders of India.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Surya Dube adds, “An ancient temple located in old Bhubaneswar. The temple complex has total 108 temples. If you want to see all of them then be prepared and come with time in hand.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer KANWARPREET SINGH says, “An old temple in Bhubaneswar with sculptures. It is a Shiva temple built around 1100 AD.” Read Full Review

2. Varanasi

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Temple | Ghat | Ganga | Religious

HolidayIQ Reviewer Bharat Agarwal shares, “It is a city of Temples and has a lot of ancient temples, where tourists from all over world visit.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pritesh Mehta shares, “This temple is located in Ramnagar in Varanasi. It is a very old temple. This temple is dedicated to Maa Durga. This building is built of a square shape. It is built with stone and near a pond. It is very good looking and very ancient temple.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ananth Pranesh shares, “It is a very old temple of Lord Eshwara.Read Full Review

3. Puri

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Temple | Beach | Sea | Religious

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nainika Karmakar adds, “Jagannath Temple Puri is one of the most ancient temples in India. This temple is visited by lots of pilgrims as well as tourists in every year. Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Santhosh Wilson shares, “If you are ardently interested in sculpture, Konark has an array of beautiful carvings to offer, like any other ancient temple in India, crafted from stone.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sweta B says, “Awesome hospitality and seafood, the sea view from hotel and century old temple makes this city very curious and yet very calm.” Read Full Review

4. Chikmagalur

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Temple | Coffee | Hill | Nature

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepika Ashwant says, “On the way to the peak there is an old temple and then when we take the last 400 steps by foot too there is a Shiva Temple at the top of the mountain.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia says, “Nice, old temple, not so much crowded. You can keep exploring it without being bothered by aggressive guides or people around. There is a simple yet hygienic free lunch served in the afternoon.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Parama Guha adds, “If you are interested in seeing old temples and historic places you can drop down to this place. We also visited Halebidu on our way. It's also having an old temple.Read Full Review

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5. Somnath

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Temple | Sea | Religious | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kar Swarna says, “We can see the old temple in the divinity of the main temple. Bhalka Tirtha is also a destination nearby.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Thulaseedharan Achary says, “Somnath temple in Gujarat is an old architecturally excellent very old temple. This is the first in the list of the twelve jyotirlinga temples of god Shiva in India.Read Full Review

6. Warangal

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Temple | Lake | Fort | Architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Savan Parthasarathi adds, “Beautiful historical temple with great architecture and wonderful constructionRead Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Bhadrakali Temple is an ancient temple situated on a hill close to the lake which is also known as Bhadrakali Lake, in Hanamkonda about 6 Km from Warangal Telangana. It is having great attraction among the devotees as every day visited by large numbers.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Venkateshwar Gudalore adds, “Good place with lots of lakes and ancient temples with intricate architecture and huge carvings. Each place is unique.Read Full Review

7. Thanjavur

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Temple | Architecture | Heritage | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Harilal Pillai shares, “One of the best ancient and largest temples in India. 1000year old temple, still preserved as is. Temple tower is so huge and carved out of a single 80ton rock.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer RAHUL BHURARIA NH adds, “Pretty big and clean temple. The architecture is very good. It's a pretty old temple. But it's maintained very nicely.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mohan Reddy shares, “Tallest and Gigantic old temple. Wonder how they built when no machines were there! In my view, this is one of the wonders of the world.Read Full Review

8. Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Temple | Beach | Sea | Boating

HolidayIQ Reviewer Manoj Saini adds, “Old and wealthiest temple This is an ancient temple of Lord Padmanabha Swamy. ...The temple is by far the richest temple in the world, having tonnes of gems and gold in its vaults.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer HN says, “A famous old temple (Padmanabha) is worth a visit. Nice, quaint, sleepy and clean.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Srinivasasn Subramanian adds, “The grand artistic sculptures, the huge Deity, the sprawling area are of the attractions.Read Full Review

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9. Dwarka

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Temple | Sea | Religious | Sunset

HolidayIQ Reviewer ABHIJIT SARKAR says, “One of the most ancient temples with many myths attached and everyone's favorite "GOD" Nand Lal who came this side of Indian soil from Mathura and developed a place of gold.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jayesh Vagela shares, “This is the more than 5000-year old temple of Lord Krishna and beautiful architecture.” Read Full Review

10. Mahabalipuram

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Temple | Beach | Sea | Sea Shore

HolidayIQ Reviewer hn adds, “Almost thirty years ago, as a child, I first visited Mahabalipuram and I can still clearly see sea waves breaking over a beautiful stone-sculpted temple. The good news is that the temple has been protected from further sea erosion by building a protective wall.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Suryanarayana Dittakavi says, “Visit the temple with faith Temple is located near Mahabalipuram city bus terminus. It is a clean medium sized 2000-year old temple. The main deity is Vishnu in a lying posture without the holy serpent covering his head. There is a statue of Pundarika Rishi is also there.Read Full Review

11. Vrindavan

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Temple | Religious | Peace | Architecture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anurag Dikshit shares, “The Bankebihari temple at the bank of river Yamuna is a rare sacred ancient temple of India. People across the globe visit the lord to pay their religious gratitude and pray for peace and tranquillity.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jagdish Raval shares, “The temple is known as Govind Dev Ji temple ...made from Red Stone and is more than 500 years old. A nice masterpiece of Indian architecture of that time. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna known as Govind Dev ji.Read Full Review

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